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From today's news:

"Becoming the most expensive voices in broadcasting history, the actors who provide the voices for the characters in The Simpsons have reportedly agreed on a new contract that will pay them $250,000 per episode, about twice the amount as they received last season. They had been demanding $360,000 plus a piece of the show's profits. It takes them about six hours to record a half-hour episode, which translates to about $42,000 per hour, about $10,000 more than the average annual wage in the U.S. "

This is a complete and utter travesty. In one hour they will make more than what a healthy portion of the United States residents will make in their entire working year. This includes police officers, firefighters, teachers, and other people FAR MORE IMPORTANT to the world than Hank Azaria.

Because I feel this is a total waste of money and just a slap in the face to hard-working people, I ask that you BOYCOTT simpsons from now on. Its not going to be too too tough, its not even that good anymore.

Specifically, people with the oh-so important neilsen boxes and/or tivo (thumbs up and thumbs down) scores, please refrain from registering a view of the Simpsons, either syndicated or first-run, so that the ratings start to suffer. Each person with a nielsen box represents about 37,000 people, so if even 100 nielsen owners stop entering in their views of the Simpsons, thats close to 4 million less viewers as far as they are concerned. Let the actors and the producers realize how insulting it is that they are paid that much for so little work.

Unlike the rest of us, the simpsons actors can fully handle doing movies, other tv shows, etc, in addition to doing Simpsons work. Do the math. 6 hrs per show x 22 shows = 132 hours a year. Since they dont even do the voices together as a group, they can record whatever time of the day their schedules allow. Technically, they could work 9-5 like everyone else at some cubicle job, and still have the time to record their Simpsons voices.
Keep in mind these are the ACTORS getting more money. Not the writers, or the directors. Just the actors, who have little to no input on the writing, animating, or anything else. They come in, use their (admittedly talented and) funny voices, and collect a fat paycheck 6 hrs later. They can then go off and do a movie for X salary, or a sitcom role, etc.

Granted, all entertainers make more money than they should, but unlike athletes and Tom Cruise making 20 mil to do a movie, their job eats up a whole 2 weeks worth of time during the year. TWO WEEKS! Athletes - 6 months. A big movie - anywhere from 2-12 months. Simpsons episode voice recording - 6 hrs.

By signing the Petition, you agree to do your best to sink the Simpsons ratings so that the show is either cancelled or the actors are paid a reasonable wage for their minimal work.

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Latest Signatures

  • 30 December 2015100. Chad H
    The anti-military show on Veteran's Day weekend was too much. I've watched since it was on Tracey Ullman, but I'm done.
  • 11 November 201599. Wtf Fowler
    Dude, blaming society's flaws on a show that makes fun of those SAME flaws is pointless. It's like Eminem or homophobia, or blaming Marilyn Manson for Columbine. Socitey isn't perfect, nad neither are you. Dumbass.
  • 01 November 201598. James S
    simpsons sucks
  • 16 October 201597. Averross Wagner
    Ban The Simpsons? I would never take part in such a criminal act. It's the best show ever. The pay for their actors may be ridiculously high, but hey, it's a great show.
  • 14 October 201596. Ya Freakingw
    Who Cares it's a good show!! and thats y u only have 31
  • 19 September 201595. Mavin B
    I support this petition
  • 24 August 201594. Jason Sawyer
    I support this petition
  • 01 August 201593. Everyone Onthislistiss
    Sounds to me that you are just pissed off that you don't make enough money (maybe you should have gone to university). Do you watch football? Do you buy gasoline? Well then you support people who make millions of $. Do you know where the money comes from
  • 08 July 201592. Marie M
    I hate the simpsons I didnt let my kids watch it and wont let my grandkids watch either.
  • 15 May 201591. Elliot Cross
    I thought I loved the Simpsons; I thought it had morals. But to be as greedy as above stated only brings out how selfish they really are.
  • 14 April 201590. Smrt G
    The person that created this petetion is a dickhead that needs their head kicked in...
  • 12 March 201589. Merlina S
    I support this petition
  • 07 March 201588. You Peoples
    YOU PEOPLE ARE SP F***ING LAME FOR SIGNING THIS BULLS**T PETITION.
  • 06 March 201587. Luke Lozano
    I support this petition
  • 16 February 201586. Kayla W
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 201585. Tom F
    I support this petition
  • 30 January 201584. You Areaj
    Man who cares? lets boycott all major actors for what they make on movies. You are a joke
  • 09 January 201583. Charles Reed
    The simsons are crap now
  • 29 December 201482. Neil M
    I smoke crack with poo people
  • 22 December 201481. Ldy
    what is this
  • 04 November 201480. Brandon R
    The Simpsons Are Going Off The Air.
  • 26 October 201479. Andrew Hebert
    Vioce acting is easy, trust me ive done it for free. its a childrens job
  • 04 September 201478. Booby B
    the simpsons sucks ass
  • 17 June 201477. Robert P
    I support this petition
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  • 01 April 201475. This Petitioniss
    You're not the judge of how much someone should get paid. This petition is really a waste of time.
  • 12 March 201474. Graeme M
    It's not funny anymore.

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Melinda MoodyBy:
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FOX Broadcasting, Simpsons Fans

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